Infrastructure funding is crucial to transferring America ahead. But, a lot of our nation’s infrastructure must be repaired and modernized to fulfill at the moment’s calls for. Native governments and states have stepped up over the previous 10 years with greater than $3.8 trillion in municipal bonds to handle their most urgent infrastructure wants. Nevertheless, a $2 trillion infrastructure funding hole stays for our nation’s transportation and water networks. This quantity doesn’t replicate the prices of increasing broadband entry, addressing local weather change, and investing in workforce growth and coaching packages. The prices of continued inaction are staggering. Congress should prioritize strategic investments in our infrastructure to assist a rising and powerful economic system.
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Infrastructure and Broadband
COVID-19 is exacerbating the issues created by inadequate essential infrastructure and a scarcity of broadband entry in communities throughout the nation.
The continuing coronavirus pandemic emergency has highlighted the important position connectivity performs in our lives. Workplace staff have develop into telecommuters, docs’ visits have develop into video chats, and college, church providers, and reside leisure have all moved to livestream.
This COVID-19 precept Response Temporary offers steering and descriptions particular actions cities can take to handle infrastructure points affecting native communities throughout this pandemic.
View NLC’s weblog posts about how communities throughout the nation are working to construct sustainable and resilient infrastructure.
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Concerning the Federal Motion Agenda
The NLC Advocacy Heart takes a proactive strategy to the selections and insurance policies popping out of Washington, D.C. In response to these choices, we have created the Federal Motion Agenda as a useful resource for the most recent info and to supply suggestions on how member cities might finest reply and implement. Discover our up-to-date suggestions and priorities within the Federal Action Agenda.